COVID-19: A message from Anna

I hope this message finds you safe and well! While we all adapt to a new way of living brought on by COVID-19, you may know that our after school projects are closed, which means that we are not able to reach our learners physically until further notice. These unforeseen circumstances have resulted in some inspired actions from our facilitator teams, who, over and above developing next term’s curriculum, are also working hard to create a library of short, ‘education-based’ video...

Life Skills Report April 2020

Our Life Skills Programme is exciting and fun and this term we have had many laughs together. An important lesson learnt is that “we do not laugh at each other, but with each other!” The concept of using play activities, dance, music and enactment to learn about the world and process life situations is not new. Humans have been doing this through the centuries. Children also do this in a very natural way. Unfortunately the environments in which some children find...

Educational Update April 2020

January The first training session in January started with an icebreaker leading up to educating facilitators on team work and setting goals for the year. The main focus was on classroom management, discipline and the role of facilitators in the programme. Facilitators soon realised their required contribution in making the programme a success and were shown how classroom management and discipline contribute to the provision of a better afterschool environment. They were given an example of a lesson plan and spent...

Sporting Highlights April 2020

This year,  we added new goals to our sports program for both  facilitators and school learners. We are as passionate about developing our sport program, as the learners are at improving in school! While our facilitators have the tools and skills to perform what is required, we all benefit from monthly training sessions to offer guidance to take on any new challenges that arise. The facilitators play an instrumental part in cementing the Foundation’s structure. We supply them with material to support...

The Biking Bug Has Bitten Neethlingshof!

It may not have been the Cape Epic 2020 that everyone was waiting for, but there is always a light shining somewhere if you look for it. Following a recent skills training session with racing champion, Ariane Lüthi, it appears that the riding bug has truly bitten for the group of Anna Foundation learners from Neethlingshof who attended. In particular, three young ladies, Kelly De Villiers, Grade 8, Lee Kay Cloete and Junay Williams, Grade 9, had been particularly anxious...

Woordfees Magic for Rouxbyn learners

Every year, the streets of Stellenbosch fill up with new faces from all over the world as artists and visitors arrive  to celebrate the renowned Woordfees Arts Festival. This year, Anna Foundation received a very special invitation from a special young lady, 11-year old Isabella de Vries, to attend the production ‘Jakkals en Wolf’ at the HB Thom Theatre with her and her mom, Corrie. For the children from Rouxbyn...

Anna Foundation learners upskill with MTB pro Ariane Lüthi

The dusty trails of G-spot in Stellenbosch shone a blur of yellow as Swiss cycling great Ariane Lüthi put Anna Foundation learners through their paces during a fun mountain bike technical skills session. No stranger to the non-profit organisation, 2020 marks the third consecutive year that Lüthi has offered up her spare time and expertise to ride with learners from the Anna Foundation. Five-time Cape Epic winner and Spur Schools MTB League Ambassador, Ariane impressed and inspired the 11 students from Neethlingshof Wine...

Running Into A New Decade at Simonsig!

Saturday 25th January kickstarted our race calendar for 2020 and children from Simonsig joined in for some Trailfun action in the 5km fun-run category at Simonsig Wine Estate! With the cooler weather offering much relief for runners, the event was a weekend highlight for our team – made extra special by the cheesy medals which were awarded to all finishers! Thanks to our volunteer support runners for your ongoing commitment which helps us make these events a regular treat for our...

2019 Year End Report

2019 was a busy year at Anna Foundation! As always, it has been a privilege to have the support of such a dedicated team, who work tirelessly to ensure that our learners are not only cared for, but also given the tools they need for self-empowerment and personal growth. Many of you may be interested in reading about the achievements of Anna Foundation over the year. We invite you to peruse our latest Year End...

#GivingTuesday at Cofeeworks in Stellenbosch

Forget Black Friday, this year it’s all about Tuesday December 3rd, fondly known as Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement encouraging people to invest and give back to their community. For one day only, our friends at Coffeeworks at Specialized Stellenbosch donated all profits of coffee sold between opening and closing time to our 3Rs programme at Anna Foundation! We’re chuffed at the community reaction and would like to thank Coffeeworks for the initiative and for Read More